Sunday, July 26, 2009

Who Is The Most Trusted Man in American News?

Notice how keen both of these newscasters are to assure us that no-one would laugh more at the fact that Jon Stewart is the most trusted man in American news than Jon Stewart himself. Apparently, it's simply a joke that Stewart could top such a poll.

But it's simply a lie to say the Stewart would find this funny. Indeed, he's spoken out before about how he feels the news media are failing the people of the United States.

Here he is on Crossfire, berating the news media.

The reason that Jon Stewart is the most trusted of all the newsmen - despite the fact that he is actually a comedian - is that Stewart, at least, cuts through the bullshit.

But I find it funny that these two newscasters are so keen to make out that Stewart leading this poll is such a joke. He actually has more integrity than any of the others, which is why we all respect him so much.


daveawayfromhome said...

Stewart is more trusted because he never accepts the word of politicians at their face value. Unfortunately, in their attempts to come across as "unbiased", the MSM people do. Someone, perhaps Stewart, should ask, why is accepting someone's word for something a sign of objectivity? Just because a politician "believes" something to be true does not make it so. And just because a reporter questions the word of a politician does not make him biased, it makes him competent at his job.

Another reason Stewart may be more "trustworthy": he is an equal opportunity mock-maker.

Kel said...

Dave, I agree. The MSM see their job as to report accurately what both sides say, without questioning whether or not both sides are telling the truth.

It's spineless. Stewart calls it as he sees it. I don't always agree with him, but I admire his integrity.